Patina Solutions Opens in Detroit, Names Manager


DETROIT — Patina Solutions, a firm that provides executives and managers with 25 or more years of experience for key projects, engagements, and initiatives, has opened its 10th U.S. office in southeast Michigan. The company has named Michigan native Jennifer Johnson to lead the operation.

Johnson brings 15 years of experience serving the global automotive industry with Johnson Controls. Prior to joining Patina Solutions, Johnson was president of Intertec Systems, a $200 million joint venture company between Johnson Controls and INOAC, a privately held Japanese industrial firm. Based in Plymouth, Intertec Systems designs and manufactures instrument panels for the North American automotive market.

Prior to Intertec Systems, Johnson drove business transformation efforts through the design and facilitation of a global change program for the automotive interiors business of Johnson Controls. In addition, as managing director in the automotive seating business, she was responsible for commercial performance and customer satisfaction in delivery, cost, quality, and launch execution for $300 million in annual sales of just-in-time seating systems and core seat structures. Experienced working across North America, Europe, and Asia, Johnson held several other roles within Johnson Controls in areas of strategic planning, account finance management, continuous improvement and product engineering.

Johnson is a co-founder of the Women’s Resource Network, Michigan Chapter and is an active coach in the Southeastern Michigan chapter of Girls On the Run non-profit organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kettering University and a master’s  in business administration from the University of Michigan.